Vienna, Virginia Education and City Information

About Vienna, Virginia

Vienna Virginia, located in Fairfax County, Virginia, became a town in 1890, several years after it served as a camping area for soldiers in the Civil War. As of 2014 U.S. Census estimates, Vienna had a population of 16,459. About 76% of residents are white, 12% are Asian, 3% are African American and 12% are Hispanic, based on 2010 census data.

The median household income is $133,776, well above the state median of $64,792, according to 2010-2014 census info.

Vienna has 13 parks offering a wide range of sporting activities. Hiking and biking trails are also available here. Maple Avenue offers shopping and dining opportunities, or residents and visitors can check out Freeman House and Museum, the historic district or a restored caboose.

Higher Education

Two dozen public and private non-profit colleges and universities can be found within 15 miles of the city, although many of them are found in Washington, D.C.

Within Virginia, the closest school to Vienna is Northern Virginia Community College. Located in Annandale, this college has certificates and associate's degree programs for almost 52,000 students.

Marymount University is about seven miles away, in Arlington. A Catholic university, Marymount has numerous bachelor's degree programs and master's degrees in several areas, including business, counseling psychology, nursing, forensic science, and legal studies. Doctoral programs in nursing and in physical therapy are also available. Marymount was ranked 53rd among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.

George Mason University is located in Fairfax, VA. It enrolls around 33,800 students and has undergraduate and graduate programs available through various colleges and schools, including the College of Education and Human Development, School of Law and School of Public Policy. George Mason was ranked 18th on U.S. News' list of most innovative schools in 2016.

CET-Alexandria and Institute for the Psychological Sciences are other in-state schools found near Vienna.

Economy and Industry

Fairfax County, Virginia, houses multiple companies employing over 500 employees. As of 2016, the largest county employers included Inova Health System, Freddie Mac, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman.

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